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What are some energy pills that mimic speed?

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Over-the-counter pills that mimic speed include: NoDoz, Vivarin, Alert and Stay Awake. Each pill contains 200 milligrams of caffeine for an energy boost. Herbal energy boosters include guarana and ginseng. Vitamin B12 and Coenzyme Q10 boost energy; but, no scientific evidence demonstrates that they relieve fatigue, states WebMD.

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Similar to speed and amphetamines, caffeine boosts metabolism and gives a feeling of increased mental and physical energy. The Center for Integrative Health and Wellness at Ohio State University recommends natural caffeine in the form of coffee or tea, in lieu of over the counter energy supplements. Persons who drink coffee must limit use of caffeine supplements, advises WebMD.

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